Robert Burns Patterson, 85

July 22, 2013

Robert Burns Patterson, 85, of Naples, FL, (who recently moved to Lancaster, PA with his daughter, son-in law and grandchildren) passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was the son of the late Howard Ashman Patterson and Elizabeth Perrigo. Burns was a devoted husband to his late wife, Barbara “Bobbie” E. (Bowman) Patterson with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Burns served in the United States Marines Corps at Pearl Harbor. He was an executive producer for television commercials in New York City for over 40 years. Burns was a member of the Ardsley Curling Club of Hudson, NY and of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Florida. He enjoyed the Metropolitan Opera and was an avid golfer and painter. He will be missed for his sense of humor and warm, giving heart.

Burns was a dedicated father to his five children: Dineen Patterson (deceased), David Burns Patterson, husband of Denise, of West Orange, NJ, Michael Remington Patterson, husband of Jessyka, of Roxybury, CT, Tricia Hughes, wife of Jeff, of Pasadena, MD and Barrie McKernan, wife of Peter, of Lancaster, PA. He was a proud grandfather of four grandchildren: Megan and Devin Hughes, and Melissa and Peter Burns McKernan. He is survived by his brother, Remington Perrigo Patterson of New York City, NY, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 with Rev. Joe Maiocco officiating. Family and friends will be received from 1-2 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Burns’ name to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 500 Park Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34103.

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October 09, 2019

My name is Robert Burns Patterson — the man writen of here is my great uncle (for whom I am named). He died the day after my thirteenth birthday, so I never had the privilege to know him as an adult. From my recollection, Guncle (Great-Uncle) Burns was a joyous and caring man. Rest in piece. 

January 02, 2015

I am sorry to learn of the loss of Burns to his close and warm family. He was my father’s first cousin and although I only met him twice I found him and his whole family warm and friendly. _ William Remington Patterson, Jr.

November 20, 2013

Burns was a mentor and great friend to me.   I shall never forget his kindness and generosity.   I feel lucky and proud to have known him and shall pray for him and his family….Carol

August 14, 2013

Barrie:  Your service for your father today, was wonderful.  You are a very special daughter and I feel sure he knew just how lucky he was.  I am so happy I was there to hear such  heart warming testimonials about a well loved man.  Ann

August 02, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing burns with me. He always put a smile on my face, He was a God send to me. I have been praying for the family and, I always will. may Gods love be with the family now and always.Burns I love you an miss you so much Love Mary Millisock

July 31, 2013

Barrie and Peter,  
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.  
Kevin, Lee Ann and Alex

July 30, 2013

So sorry to hear the news of the passing of ‘Burns’. He was a wonderful & congenial neighbor of ours when living in Naples. FL.  Our sympathy and thoughts are with the entire family…
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